I think it's a foolish thing to say. I'm not much for politics, but I think anyone has the capacity to be patriotic, regardless of their political views.
It relies upon your meaning of a "Genuine Liberal" I guess I view myself as a "Genuine Liberal" however by the present benchmarks I am a Libertarian. Current Dissidents are not the slightest bit "Genuine Nonconformists." by my definition, no, genuine Nonconformists are not un-energetic. Present day Nonconformists, be that as it may, are to a great degree unpatriotic, with a longing to hurl out the constitution and draft another one utilizing Marxist belief system.